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    TLI Food Security Expert Discusses Growing Cyberattack Threats to Food Industry

    A new report from the University of Minnesota's Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) warns about growing cybersecurity risks to the food industry, with measures to safeguard it. Food security expert Amy Kircher, director of FPDI and faculty member in our M.S. in Security Technologies, underscored the potentially vital financial and public health impacts.

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    MSST Faculty Member, Intelligence Expert Reacts to Hijackings Among Nation-Sponsored Hacking Groups

    In an article on a foreign nation-sponsored hacking group, security firm researchers are agreeing that the group Turla — which was behind breaches of the U.S. Department of Defense in 2008, as well as breaches in 10 other countries — has conducted a takeover of an attack platform from a competing hacking group known as OilRig. Among those security experts is TLI faculty member Jonathan Wrolstad, principal cyber intelligence analyst for Symantec's Managed Adversary and Threat Intelligence group. Wrolstad teaches in the M.S. in Security Technologies program. Read the full story below.

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    MDI Instructor's Company Announces Market Launch of Wearable Prosthesis

    RxFunction, which was co-founded by M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson, has announced the market launch of its product Walkasins, a wearable lower limb prosthesis for patients with peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Oddsson's expertise lies in wearables, biomechanics, and the process of taking a product from idea to commercializing it for the consumer and patient market. Learn more about the MDI curriculum he teaches in.

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    Study Finds MDI Instructor's Innovation Positively Impacts Patients

    One of our M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) faculty members Dr. Lars Oddsson is widely considered a pioneer in orthopedic wearables. A new study has found that the prosthesis he helped design, Walkasins by RxFunction, improves balance and speed for patients with peripheral neuropathy. The condition, a common complication of diabetes, is the result of nerve damage and causes weakness, numbness and pain in the feet and/or hands.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson on Apps That Block Robocalls

    WCCO reporters investigate the frequency of robocall scams in Minnesota and dig into apps that claim to block these calls. TLI's Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies, shares his views on where the technology is and what people can do to protect themselves.

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    TLI Instructor, Counterterrorism Expert Responds to California Synagogue Shooting

    Threat intelligence expert Michael Rozin, who teaches in our M.S. in Security Technologies, responds to the recent attack by a gunman at a synagogue near San Diego.

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    MDI Instructor's Company Wins 2018 Tekne Award for Innovation in Medical Devices

    RxFunction, of which TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson is CTO and co-founder/co-inventor, has been awarded the 2018 Tekne Award in the Medical Device category by the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA). The annual award honors Minnesota-based organizations and people who have positively impacted people through the development of new technologies. RxFunction was recognized for its sensory neuroprosthesis technology known as Walkasins®, which improve balance and gait in patients with peripheral neuropathy, a condition that affects nerve sensation in the feet. Dr. Oddsson teaches in our M.S. in Medical Device Innovation program.

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    TLI Security Expert Responds to Pipe Bomb Investigations

    TLI faculty member and security expert Michael Rozin spoke to reporters about the recent string of incidences involving mailed bombs to prominent politicians and celebrities. Rozin cautions more such devices could turn up in the coming days. He teaches in our M.S. in Security Technologies program and is the president of Rozin Security. He is a highly-esteemed security expert around risk management, counterterrorism and threat detection, and consulting.

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    TLI Director Discusses China's High-Tech and First Smart Expo

    In an interview with China Global Television Network (CGTN), TLI Director and father of the smart grid Dr. Massoud Amin discusses how high tech plays a major role in economic growth, specifically farming and agriculture. This August, China just held Smart China Expo 2018, the first expo demonstrating high tech in economic growth. They also discussed smart city initiatives.

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    TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin Comments on Financial Sector's Vulnerability to Cyber Attacks

    In a Star Tribune column about financial challenges due to cybersecurity attacks to the U.S. financial sector, TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin comments and urges caution and what's known as good "cyber hygiene."

    Photo of TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin

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    M.S. in Medical Device Innovation Alumnus Debuts Kickstarter for Eye Fatigue Therapy

    Ken DauSchmidt, a 2016 graduate of the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation program, has started a Kickstarter campaign for an eye fatigue therapy wearable. TearRestore can function hot or cold: as instant heat pack that applies a warm compress to improve eye lubrication/mitigate evaporation; or as a cold compress to decrease inflammation. Congratulations are in order! Learn more about his work by following the link below.

    Photo of Ken DauSchmidt, a 2016 M.S. in Medical Device Innovation alumnus

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    TLI's Mike Johnson on Safety of Digital Cash Apps

    Kare11 looks into the years-long growing popularity of digital cash applications such as Venmo and Zelle, which have millions of users and reviews due to their convenience and ease of use. Reporters spoke with our very own Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST), about the safety and security around digital wallet apps. Johnson develops, teaches and administers courses in security technologies innovation, management and leadership. He brings more than 25 years of professional experience in security risk management.

    "Easy has its pros and cons," says Johnson. Watch the interview to get his take on this issue.

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